Breaststroker Abigail German Gives Verbal Nod to Notre Dame

According to her high school’s Twitter account, Pennsylvania breaststroker Abigail German has made a verbal commitment to swim at the University of Notre Dame in 2017-18.

German is the 2016 PIAA Girls AA Swimming and Diving state champion in the 100 yard breaststroke. The Fairview High School senior went 1:02.48 to win by 7/100 last March. She also placed third in the 200 IM (2:05.16), swam breast on the Fairview medley relay (splitting 28.81) and anchored the 200 free relay (23.46).

German swims year-round for Lake Erie Silver Dolphins. She had a particularly strong 2015-16 swim season, achieving personal-best times in every single event she swam over the 10-month period beginning in October 2015 and ending with Columbus Sectionals in July 2016. Her best times are:

100 breast 1:02.48 1:14.21
200 breast 2:29.89 2:51.07
200 IM 2:05.16 2:27.05
50 free 24.57 27.65
100 free 52.46 1:00.03

German is the fifth verbal commit for the Fighting Irish; the Notre Dame class of 2021 will also include: Cailey Grunhard, Lindsay Stone, Rachel Wittmer, and Skylar Fore.

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Abby also split a freestyle leg of 23.31 as the anchor of the fairview 200 freestyle relay at the PIAA District X championships.

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